Humana People to People campaign to plant 14 million trees. Members of Humana People to People have decided to make tree planting an important part of their contribution to mitigate climate change. Trees absorb CO2 while they grow. Planting trees help to reduce the rate of CO2 in the air and through that support a stabilization of the climate. Trees also have other good influences as they can improve soil quality with humus from the leaves that are shed, protect the soil from drying out, create shade, and provide fruit, firewood and building materials for human consumption. Trees also reduce erosion, protecting the soil from being washed away and binding soil to sloping land with their roots. 14 members of Humana People to People will each plant 1 million trees. The campaign to plant the trees started in September 2013 and will continue until the 14 million trees have been planted. The trees will be planted around the schools that the members run, in Farmers’ Clubs and Child Aid projects. People in the projects will be involved, make nurseries, tend the seedlings and plant the trees in their households or in community woodlots, making sure that each tree has an owner making it survive after planting it out.
The first recognized cases of AIDS were identified in the USA in the early 1980s. Since then, HIV and AIDS have spread across the globe. India is one of the countries where the virus arrived later.
Agriculture is the most important sector for the development of Mozambique’s economy: 70% of the population lives in rural areas and 75% depends on agriculture for its livelihood. According to the experts from the FAO, “the country has the potential not only to become self-sufficient in food production but also to become a regional food exporter”. Smallholder farmers account for 95% of Mozambique’s agricultural production. Most of them depend on vegetables and fruits as their main source of basic nutrients. These products have to be consumed or sold in the market right after harvesting to prevent waste. This means lots of food is thrown away and famine takes over if they are not conserved for the dry season. One simple yet powerful climate friendly solution are solar tunnels. These tunnels are bamboo structures with a cemented floor that allow farmers to dry out food within hours and store those products until the dry season arrives or the market prices have risen. Thanks to the German Wisions initiative and ADPP Mozambique’s Farmers’ Clubs program, the districts of Ancuabe, Pemba Metuge, Meluco, Quissanga and Mocimia in the province of Cabo Delgado have six solar dryers since the beginning of 2013.
Yuanyang is one of the poorest areas in China, where, according to the World Bank, around 150 million people are still living on less than US$1.25 per day, most of them dwelling in rural areas.
Richard’s life was never easy. But when he found himself roaming around the streets of Lusaka, Zambia sniffing glue, smoking dagga and sleeping in dirty drain tunnels, he thought he would never get out of there. Until DAPP Children’s Town welfare outreach officer, Elizabeth Kandunda, met him.